TRAINING


Engage, empower, and equip people to prosper. 

With GDC’s training program, every trainee will have the potential to obtain skills and an understanding of their desired field, ultimately opening doors to the world’s work force.

With GDC’s training program, every trainee will have the potential to obtain skills and an understanding of their desired field, ultimately opening doors to the world’s work force.



Training Opportunities


CLASS 1 DRIVERS TRAINING - MARCH 2017 (in Progress)

This program prepares students to become Class 1 drivers in the trucking industry. Training will include 22 hours of airbrakes endorsement, 20 hours of hands-on training in regular maintenance, safety procedures and pre-trip inspection on the truck and tractor. It also includes 56 hours of behind the wheel driver training.

Requirements: 19 years or older, hold a Class 5 or 6 BC Drivers License, no driving-related criminal convictions in the last 3 years, no outstanding fines/debts to ICBC.

CLASS 3 DRIVERS TRAINING - APRIL 2017 (in Progress)

This program prepares students to become Class 3 drivers in the trucking industry. Training will include 22 hours of airbrakes endorsement, 13 hours of hands-on training in regular maintenance, safety procedures and pre-trip inspection on the truck and tractor. It also includes 35 hours of behind the wheel driver training.

Requirements: 18 years or older, hold a Class 5 or 6 BC Drivers License, no driving-related criminal convictions in the last 3 years, no outstanding fines/debts to ICBC.

PROFESSIONAL COOK - LEVEL 1 - Summer 2017

This 28 week program delivers the complete theoretical and practical outcomes of the ITA approved course Foundations Program. Basic cooking and baking methods, food prep, knife skills, how to follow recipes. 

PROFESSSIONAL COOK - PRACTICAL

This 16 week program will immerse the students in a real life Cooking environment. The students will be able to log hours towards their Trades hours requirements. Students have to have acquired a designated amount of hours and must be registered as an apprentice and submit a Trades Worker Identification (TWD) # upon registration

PROFESSIONAL COOK- LEVEL 2

This 14 week Level 2 program builds on the complete theoretical and practical learned in the foundations program. Students should have logged a designated amount of hours and must be registered as an apprentice and submit a Trades Worker Identification (TWD) # upon registration.

TRAFFIC CONTROL FLAGGING

This is a 2 day course covering:  Roles and Responsibilities of TCP's; Complying with Reg’s and Standards; Hazard Identification; Personal Protective Equipment; Traffic Control Devices; Setting up, Maintaining and Removing Work Zones; Working Safely Around Equipment; Building on Basic Traffic Control Skills.

BASIC SECURITY TRAINING

Mandatory BST training is 40 hours in length, and focuses on the following content: Professionalism & Ethics, Legal Studies, Report Writing, and Personal Safety.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID LEVEL 3

This course is based on First Aid theory and practical skill development. It includes skills necessary to effectively manage workplace medical emergencies. OFA Level III certification requires an examination (written, oral, and practical), conducted by a certified examiner following course completion.

PLUMBING FOUNDATIONS- 21 WEEKS & UPGRADING (4 weeks) - October 2017

Northwest Community College (NWCC) will partner with GDC to provide the Plumbing Foundation program. Plumber is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.


Recruitment:

Potential students will be made aware of date and time to come in and fill out necessary enrollment forms, provide necessary documentation such as resume, copy of status card, do on-line questionnaire, and get any clarification they require about the training they are applying for.  Recruitment will also be ongoing through our website, advertisements at events and through our recruitment database system. 

How To Apply 

In order to determine interest and dedication, interviews will be held with those that submit their resume by the deadline.

1) On-line application (with email) needs to be completed 

Enrollment package  includes:

2a) enrolment form completed (all fields need to be completed) GDC ENROLMENT FORM 2016 2018-fillable.pdf

2b) status card

2c) copy of resume

If applying for our Re-certification and upgrading program they will ALSO NEED:

3a) confirmation letter from educational institute saying they have a spot in course with a confirmed funding source

3b) brief letter (paragraph or two) on how this program will increase your ability to get a job (a letter from a potential employee stating they will get the job with this certification is an asset)